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About five years ago, three friends and I gathered in an apartment in downtown Bogotá, Colombia, and decided to create an online radio station. We called it Radio Pachone. We…..

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Chespirito: The Latin American Idol

Mexican actor Roberto Gómez Bolaños died last week, aged 85. Chespirito (which means “little Shakespeare” in Mexican Spanish), as he was known, created, scripted and starred on many successful TV…..

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An Afropean Journey

A few years ago, on a snowy January evening, a stranger mistook me for someone he had seen the previous week, aboard an evening train heading to Frankfurt. The moment…..

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Roots reggae singer Fred Locks counts downs the top 10 songs about Marcus Garvey (including his own “Black Star Liners”) from Port Royal, Jamaica for the revamped Large Up. BTW,…..

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Ramadan Kareem

Though it remains to be seen what political, economic and social changes will happen (if any) in the “New Egypt,” its first Ramadan after Mubarak’s downfall will undoubtably be memorable……